The article looks at Malcolm X father, Earl Little. We will also look at Malcolm X himself.
Who was Malcolm X?
Malcolm X was an African American muslim Minister and human right activist.
Malcolm X was born on 19th May, 1925 as Malcolm Little and later as Malik el-Shabazz.
Malcolm X was the spokesman for the Nation of Islam until 1964. He also stood as an advocate for Black empowerment as well as the promotion of Islam within the Black community at the time.
Malcolm is said to have spent the greater part of his adolescence life living in a series of foster homes or relatives.
This was after the death of his father and the subsequent hospitalization of his mother.
Malcolm X was forced to engaged in many illicit activities. He was eventually arrested and sentenced to 10 years in prison in 1946 for larceny and breaking and entering.
While in prison Malcolm converted to Islam and taking the name Malcolm X to stand for his unknown African ancestral surname and dishing out the white slavemaster name of Little. When he was released in 1952, he became an active member of the Nation of Islam and its most influential leader.
Who is Malcolm X Father? Earl Little.
Malcolm X was born in Omaba, Nebraska to mother Louise and father Earl Little.
His father was a an outspoken Baptist lay speaker. Earl Little together with his wife were admirers of pan African activist Marcus Garvey.
Earl Little was a local representative of Universal Negro Improvement Association. You can say that Earl Little activism sort of inspired his son Malcolm X.
Earl Little reportedly die early and left Malcolm and his mother behind.